When I ask women about which vitamins they are consuming to maintain their health, the answer? B vitamins are included most of the time. There are eight B vitamins present, and a B complex vitamin contains all of the subtypes in varying concentrations. Vitamin B7 is pivotal for maintaining the health of skin, hair, and nails. B7 is also famously known as biotin and originally dubbed as vitamin H.
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that our bodies do not produce. Instead, we obtain biotin from our dietary intake. The bacteria in our gut also produce small amounts of biotin. The inadequate consumption of biotin-rich foods and excess loss through urine can contribute to deficiency in women. Biotin is essential for the normal functioning of the human body. Like most vitamins, biotin deficiency can lead to a host of medical problems such as thinning and loss of hair, scaly-red rash all over the body, brittle nails, skin infections, neurological issues (lethargy, hallucinations, depression, loss of sensation), unusual distribution of facial fat, and infection of the eye (conjunctivitis).
Sources of biotin
- Nuts: peanuts, walnuts, almonds
- Egg yolk
- Organ meat such as kidneys or liver (chicken liver is a richer source than beef liver), salmon, sardine
- Cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes
- Banana, avocados, raspberries
- Legumes: whole soybeans, lentils, beans
- Whole wheat bread, whole-grain cereal
Benefits of biotin
- Keeps hair, nails, and skin healthy: prevents thinning of hair and brittle nails, prevents dry, itchy skin
- Maintains and regulates blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes
- Improves the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; it assists the main enzymes that take part in these metabolic processes.
- Supports the appropriate function of the nervous system
- Lowers LDL, the bad cholesterol, thereby supporting cardiovascular health and preventing cardiac diseases
- Improves overall general health
Biotin is bound to the protein in food and is always absorbed in the small intestine. However, optimal absorption of biotin does not occur. If you have been taking biotin and noticed no health changes, it may be because your body is not absorbing it. One way to guarantee optimal biotin absorption is through an IV vitamin infusion. IV vitamin infusions are the ultimate way to achieve optimal repair, boost recovery, and achieve rejuvenation on a cellular level. Through the intravenous route, vitamins are administered directly into the bloodstream bypassing the gut.
This direct pathway of vitamins ensures that you are reaping 100% of the benefits. Since a vitamin’s final destination is the bloodstream, why not take the highway straight to the area where it is required. These infusions are more efficient than oral supplements for improving the health of your hair, skin, and nails.
Intravenous therapy can bring immediate health benefits obtaining total body balance. It’s time to stop putting something on the surface and start working on a cellular level where authentic repair begins.
Biotin is available in our office for an IM injection for walk-ins or an add-on to your IV treatment.
We recommend including this vital supplement for your beauty, health, and wellness.